Roulé

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For the cheese, see Roule Cheese.

Roulé (translating to "rolled") is a French record label that was founded in 1995 by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk. There exists a sister label called Scratché, which has had only one release to date by the Buffalo Bunch (Paul de Homem-Christo and Romain Séo) who now release on the Crydamoure and We Rock Music labels.

Label history[edit]

The use of the name Roulé stems from the Daft Punk track "Rollin' & Scratchin'". Musicians on the Roulé label included Romanthony, Stardust, Roy Davis, Jr., DJ Falcon, Alan Braxe, Together, and Thomas Bangalter's own material .

Roulé's fifth release Stardust's "Music Sounds Better with You" single reached number one in the dance charts in most European countries. Stardust members were Benjamin Diamond on vocals, Alan Braxe for music and Thomas Bangalter with production. It contains a sample of the Chaka Khan song "Fate".

Although the label has existed since 1995 and released several singles, it has yet to release any solo albums from any artist. The only "album-like" releases to date are the Irreversible Soundtrack and Trax on Da Rocks, which is only a two-part vinyl release. The possible reason for this would be that Bangalter uses Roulé as a periodical outlet for music, instead of an actual label. In an interview, he once stated:

Roulé’s never really been a “label.” It’s been more of an outlet where there’s a record every year or so. I’ve never made plans for it, and I never will. It’s just something that is there. I know for Guy-Manuel, Crydamoure is more of a label.[1]

Discography[edit]

Roulé Records Discography[2]
Release date Artist Title Catalogue number
1995 Thomas Bangalter Trax on Da Rocks Roulé 301
1996 Thomas Bangalter Spinal Scratch Roulé 302
1997 Alan Braxe Vertigo Roulé 303
1998 Roy Davis Jr Rock Shock Roulé 304
1998 Stardust Music Sounds Better With You Roulé 305
1998 Thomas Bangalter Trax on Da Rocks vol.2 Roulé 306
1999 Romanthony Hold On Roulé 307
1999 DJ Falcon Hello My Name Is DJ Falcon Roulé 308
2000 Together Together TOGETHER
2002 Together So Much Love To Give TOGETHER 2
2002 Thomas Bangalter Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture Irreversible ROULE LP 01
2003 Thomas Bangalter Outrage Roulé 309

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